The acclaimed writer behind surreal and loved anime projects Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, and Digimon Tamers, Chiaki J. Konaka, revealed on their Twitter account that production has started back up on Desupera, the next anime project from the team behind Lain. Learn more about the series after the jump!
An internet service company Anique opened "lain 2020 eXhibition," an online exhibition dedicated to the legendary cyberpunk mixed-media project Serial experiments lain, on October 28. It has been 22 years since its 13-episode cult classic TV anime was was aired in Japan 1998. Hit the jump for more details about the online event to share the love for lain.
A complex writer famous for his eccentricities, Chiaki J. Konaka is a household name among those who deeply love the bizarre. But how do his most influential works of the early 2000's fare today — and do they still have anything groundbreaking to say about contemporary horror? Hit the jump to go down the rabbit hole.
From folktales of time-lost fishermen to stories of modern-day shut-ins shunted to magical worlds, the fantastical subgenre known as isekai has a long and storied history stretching from the very beginnings of the anime industry up to modern times. And now an in-depth episode of Anime Explained — a video essay series produced by Crunchyroll — tackles the origins, development, and influences of isekai. Hit the jump to check it out.
Cyber-limbs malfunctioning? Black ice got you down? Take a break from shopping for digital deals on Cyber Monday with a look at cyberpunk aesthetics in anime, a celebration of the "high tech, low life" elements that make these works of science fiction so spicy and unique. Hit the jump to learn more.
More than two decades after its run, Serial Experiments Lain continues to be much loved by its loyal fan base. Japan's Messa Store is hosting a pop-up shop devoted to that fan base, featuring new shirt and accessory designs from many talented artists. Take a look after the jump!
Next month, Japan is getting a release of Elizabeth Bear's 2015 novel Karen Memory from genre publisher Tokyo Sogensha. Due October 20th, along with a new title, "Steam Girl," it's getting a new cover from Yoshitoshi ABe, best known as the designer of 1998 sci-fi anime Serial Experiments Lain. Get a look after the jump.
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Ryutaro Nakamura, the director behind the cult classic, Serial Experiments Lain. He is a key figure in anime who gave us many insightful and imaginative shows all the way until his untimely passing in 2013. If you're interested to learn more about this director, hit the jump to read more!
Come along with us on a fantastic voyage, all the way back to the late '90s and the world of director Ryūtarō Nakamura and designer Yoshitoshi ABe's Serial Experiments Lain. The 13-episode series is the latest addition to the Crunchyroll catalog, and it goes live starting at 5:00pm Pacific Time. Read on for more.
Now that Pokémon Go is out in Japan, it's had some time to inspire (or distract) some of manga's notable creators. Among the notables checking in with their tributes are Serial Experiments Lain original character designer/doujinshi author Yoshitoshi ABe, Tokyo Ghoul's Sui Ishida, Dagashi Kashi's Kotoyama and ONE, creator of the original One-Punch Man web manga and Mob Psycho 100. Get a look after the jump.